78-year-old Alhaji Dauda Adebowale has been arrested for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl, Remilekun.
Remilekun was passing by a shop near Pen Cinema, where the old man lived when he called to send her on an errand.
When she returned, he was said to have dragged her into the shop and raped her, threatening to kill her if she divulged details of the act to anyone.
Having gotten away with the first crime, the old man continued to carry out periodical molestation on the girl.
The entire ordeal came to light when Remilekun, who was sleeping beside her mother in the afternoon of the fateful day, suddenly woke up, shouting ‘penis, penis’ to the amazement of the mother.
The distressed mother said, “On that Sunday, I was ill and was sleeping. She also slept beside me. She suddenly cried out, shouting, ‘penis, penis, penis’. I was shocked. When I asked her what happened, she said it was a man on our street that had been having sex with her.
“I followed her to the man’s house. Some boys confronted him and he confessed to them. I then reported him at the Area G Police Command in Ogba and he was arrested. I took my daughter to a hospital for tests because she has become lean. The medical result showed that her vagina had been tampered with and I have given it to the police.”
The primary two pupil recounted her ordeal saying, “I was passing by a shop on our street one Saturday afternoon when he called me. He was sitting outside the shop and told me to help him bring a document inside the shop. I was about to leave after I gave him the document when he dragged me inside and locked the door.
“He covered my mouth and raped me. He threatened to kill me if I told anybody. The following day, he called me again and repeated the same thing. I can’t remember how many times he had sex with me. Whenever I told him I would tell my mother, he would say I was playing with my life.
“When I could no longer bear it, I opened up to a woman in our area and she promised that she would make sure the man was evicted from the shop.
“It was few days after that my mother said she heard me shout ‘penis’ while I was asleep.”
Meanwhile, Remilekun’s sister, Tokunbo could have been a victim of the same man as he had also made moves on her.
She had no idea her younger sister had fallen victim, “He called me two weeks ago and told me that he liked me. He promised to take care of me if I cooperated.”
“I said I did not understand and managed to run away. I told my mother when I got home and she warned me to stay out of his reach.”